Calanova beach is on the eastern side of the Island of Elba between the beaches of Malpasso and Istia.
It is a small and unbelievably beautiful and quiet oasis. It is about 80 metres long and is surrounded by lush vegetation and maritime pines and cork trees that grow right down as far as the beach.
The beach is made up of sand and shingle, and one part of it is free while on the other there is a bathing establishment with sun beds, sun umbrellas, a bar and a restaurant.
Since it isn't easy to get to, it isn't one of the busiest beaches, so it is perfect if you want a completely relaxing day by the sea.
Thanks to there being a small mooring wharf there, it is popular among yachtsmen.
Exposed mainly to winds from the north, north-east and east, the water is always crystal clear and from here you have a fantastic panorama of both the coastline of Porto Azzurro and the back of Forte Focardo, high up on the rugged part of the eastern side of Elba.
You can get to the beach by car if you take the turning for Straccoligno on your way down from Capoliveri. Once you get to Straccoligno the road at one point is no longer surfaced, but go straight on until you come to a chain across the road, which is the private property of the Costa dei Gabbiani tourist resort; the road down continues on the left, and although it isn't always regular, follow it for about 100 metres until you get to a wide, open space where you can park your car.
|Recommended with the following winds||South Wind, Sout-West Wind, West Wind|
|Composition||Sand and shingles|
|Facilities||Bar, Boat alleyway, Sun umbrella / sun bed hire/rental, Pedalo rental, Mooring, Car park, Restaurants, Bathing establishment|
|Nearby beaches||Malpasso (0,16 km), Istia (0,19 km), Ferrato (0,47 km), Buzzancone (0,59 km), Straccoligno (0,79 km), Punta Nera (0,95 km), Naregno (1,59 km), Stagnone (2,08 km), La Pianotta (2,56 km), La Rossa (2,8 km), Vetrangoli (2,91 km), Mola (2,93 km), Remaiolo (2,99 km), Barbarossa (2,99 km), Reale (3,16 km), Morcone (3,44 km), Pareti (3,45 km), Terranera (3,5 km), Innamorata (3,65 km), Madonna delle Grazie (3,72 km), Barabarca (4,27 km), Zuccale (4,46 km)|